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Rhubarb Victoria


Rheum x hybridum Victoria

A high yielding variety

A tried and trusted classic variety with tender, sweet, greenish-pink stems. A reliably heavy cropper year after year.


Grow in a sunny or lightly shaded spot, if space is limited use in a border alongside perennials or shrubs.


Rhubarb may be started into growth early in the season by forcing the stems. They are extremely hardy plants and need a cold winter to do well. They enjoy a fertile but well-drained soil and do not like to be waterlogged. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Remove any flower spikes as they appear.

This is one of the most popular commercial rhubarbs as it is a heavy cropper with excellent flavour.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 210 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 115 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 230 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

For best results follow the instructions on the seed packet.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting May - July
Cropping May - July

Typically available

From March to September